Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution

Luke 21

10 j Then He said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 "And there will be great k earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 l "But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and m prisons. n You will be brought before kings and rulers o for My name's sake. 13 "But p it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. 14 q "Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will 1 answer; 15 "for I will give you a mouth and wisdom r which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or 2 resist. 16 s "You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put t some of you to death. 17 "And u you will be hated by all for My name's sake. 18 v "But not a hair of your head shall be lost. 19 "By your patience possess your souls.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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